OSU Cowgirls Basketball Team Win WNIT Title!
The Oklahoma State University Cowgirl Basketball Team finished off one of the most inspirational seasons in the NCAA season. The OSU girls won the Women’s National Invitational Tournament Title. The game was played at the Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater. The Cowgirls won with a 75-68 score over James Madison.
The basketball team had a successful season with an average of 71 points per game through the championship. The WNIT was an exception where the OSU team was holding their opponents to just 57 points difference.
The Cowgirls got off to a slow start and found themselves down 9-4 early but quickly rallied to take a 12-11 lead eight minutes in to the WNIT game. Then Cowgirls used a 9-0 run that spanned from the end of the first half to early in the second to increase its margin to 14 and never looked back as they cruised to a 75-68 victory. The Cowgirls became just the second Big 12 School in history to win the WNIT Championship after Kansas State won the WNIT in 2006.
One of the traditions after winning a championship in basketball is cut down the nets, which the Cowgirls did one at time claimed a ladder and cut off a piece of the net. After the team and the current coaches were done only a small remained on the net and it was in honor the late Kurt Budke, who tragically died in a plane crash. His wife was in attendance and she was moved to tears by the gesture. She cut the last piece of the net in a very emotional postgame ceremony!
It was a perfect ending to an emotional season filled with turmoil and success. Their Coaches Budke and Serna we are sure are beyond proud of their team! We know we are!
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